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NOAA Looks to Industry Support to Boost its Cybersecurity Efforts

The agency is looking for a contractor to provide 24/7 support to detect and monitor cybersecurity threats.

NIST Needs Lawyers to Help Administer $50B in CHIPS Act Funds

The agency is charged with issuing grants and loans, in addition to setting up new research institutes, and needs up to $10 million in legal advice.

NIST Releases Potential Updates to Its Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants to expand the cybersecurity guidance’s scope and foster more international collaboration, among other proposed changes.

NASA, USGS Seek Info for Landsat Next Ground Station

The ground station will house mission control, the ground network and other capabilities to support Landsat Next.

DHS Awards $1.1M to Federal Labs in Contracts Seeking ‘Groundbreaking’ Tech

The funding stems from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology directorate.

US and UK Hold First Comprehensive Dialogue on Technology and Data

The nations identified items around data; critical and emerging technologies; and secure and resilient digital infrastructure to address in 2023.

NIST Seeks Input on Governance of the National Semiconductor Technology Center

The agency is looking for responses on policy and governance frameworks for the center, which was created as part of the CHIPS Act.

Commerce Seeks IT Subject Matter Expert Support

The agency is seeking sources to help with IT research and analysis for a potential future contract.

Quantum Tech's Path to Commercialization Will Be a 2023 NIST Priority

The National Institute of Standards and Technology spearheaded applied quantum research in 2022, and looks to further stand up the growing industry in the coming year.

Commerce Announces Over $18M in Digital Education Funding

The Biden administration allocated millions to help further technology access and digital literacy skills within five universities.

NTIA Wants to Know How Best to Spend $1.5B in Grants for Secure, Open 5G 

The money will be available to suppliers of information and communications technology in an effort to move away from Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE.

US Export Controls 'in Urgent Need' of a Tech Upgrade, Experts Say

For the cost of “a helicopter or two,” the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security can drastically improve the technology it uses to manage the enforcement of export controls. 

NOAA, Microsoft Will Advance National Climate Efforts Through Advanced Tech Partnership

Microsoft’s cloud computing and artificial intelligence tools will help NOAA further its climate and weather predictions and forecast modeling through research and development efforts.

FCC’s Spectrum Sharing Proposal Draws Lawmaker Concerns

House Science Committee leaders urged the FCC’s commissioners to refrain from sharing the spectrum band used by NOAA with commercial wireless carriers.

Agency Recommends Firmer Data, Algorithm Regulations to Protect Online Privacy

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration responded to the Federal Trade Commission’s request for advice on developing an online privacy framework.

Expert Analysis of Dangerous Artificial Intelligences in Government

The “real risks” of AI come from a lack of governance and risk understanding, according to Navrina Singh, CEO of Credo AI and a member of the Department of Commerce’s National AI Advisory Committee.

NOAA Building ‘Digital Twin’ of Earth to Study Climate Change

In collaboration with NVIDIA and Lockheed Martin, NOAA will create a two-dimensional model of Earth based on climate data.